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Team USA Update- Walter Hayes Trophy

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm Team USA Scholarship

Brett Smrz and Connor De Phillippi, who were awarded the 2009 Team USA Scholarship, will be racing in the annual Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone this weekend.  I posted quite a few updates prior to the famed Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, and I plan to do the same today as they head into competition at Silverstone.

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Connor De Phillippi (L) and Brett Smrz (R) (photo- Team USA Scholarship)

Connor De Phillippi (L) and Brett Smrz (R) (photo- Team USA Scholarship)

Away from the track

The Team USA Scholarship homepage posted a feature earlier this week on De Phillippi’s and Smrz’s European Adventures away from the track.

Midweek Motorsport interviewed the Team USA Scholarship recipients this week.  You can listen here.

Back to Silvestone and WHT news…

Brett Smrz will be in Heat 4
Connor De Phillippi will be in Heat 5
You can view the full entry list here.

Updates from the Drivers…

Brett Smrz

Silverstone Practice Day 1
Walter Hayes Trophy:  Friday Practice

Via Twitter @Brett Smrz:

Heading to Silverstone to go test the Formula Ford 1600 for the day on the National Circuit. Walter Hayes Trophy race this weekend.” – October 28th

“Running some quick times at Silverstone. The times are tight again though.” -October 30th

“Fastest right now if you count the rolling lap. I had a bunch of traffic on my lap, so we will see how everything turns out.” – October 30th

Connor De Phillippi

Team USA driver blog
Connor De Phillippi Website News

Via Facebook:  Connor De Phillippi

Can’t wait for Silverstone tomorrow! -October 27th

Made it to Silverstone.  Testing all day tomorrow.  So pumped. -October 28th

Successful day at the track.  Silverstone is stunning. -October 29th

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